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Cranial nerve injuries associated with carotid endarterectomy. A prospective study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  4090884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
To determine the incidence and nature of cranial nerve damage in connection with carotid artery surgery, 139 patients were studied before and after 162 operations. Nerve damage was detected in association with 19.8% of the operations. The hypoglossal nerve was most commonly affected. The injuries were of benign character and usually resolved within 4 to 6 weeks. Apart from damage to the great auricular nerve, all lesions resolved within 5 months. The incidence of nerve disturbance was greater than that found in a retrospective study from the same hospital. Gentleness of technique is important in carotid artery surgery, in order to avoid nerve damage.
Authors:
C Forssell; R Takolander; D Bergqvist; S E Bergentz; P Gramming; P Kitzing
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta chirurgica Scandinavica     Volume:  151     ISSN:  0001-5482     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Chir Scand     Publication Date:  1985  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1986-03-12     Completed Date:  1986-03-12     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7906530     Medline TA:  Acta Chir Scand     Country:  SWEDEN    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  595-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Carotid Arteries / surgery*
Cerebrovascular Disorders / surgery*
Cranial Nerve Injuries*
Endarterectomy / adverse effects*
Humans
Prospective Studies

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